IMBA Lert Rit

The System’s Origins

The Art of Supreme Power Fighting or Muay Lert Rit is considered by many experts as the top of Thai Martial Arts techniques. Since a few years the International Muay Boran Academy is working to gather under IMBA Muay Lert Rit banner the best traditional techniques and modern training tools that have been taught to Arjarn Marco De Cesaris by the various military experts he has been cooperating for the last 12 year.
The result is a powerful mix of techniques and strategies that combine traditional and modern elements according to a scientific and battle tested process.

Basic technique

IMBA Lert Rit Curriculum is based upon seven technical Pillars or Mae Mai Muay Lert Rit and 31complimentary or advanced strategies, Look Mai Muay Lert Rit. A deep knowledge of basic and advanced Muay Thai Boran techniques (called Mae Mai-Look Mai Muay Thai) is needed as a starting point upon which a real understanding of Lert Rit can be built . From a general point of view the basic curriculum is based upon the use of the following elements:
Low kicks: roundhouse or straight kicks aimed no higher than the belt line
Elbow strikes: both slashing and piercing aiming to crush the bones, break the joints, cause concussions or damaging the t-zone of the opponent
Knee strikes: executed both with and without a grab
Headbutts : similarly executed both with and without a grab
Hand strikes: mainly open hand strikes, (palm, thumb or fingers used as a knife), forearm strikes; punches are encouraged only after the trainee has undergone a specific training for Bare Knuckle Boxing techniques
Muay Pram: extensive training in thai grappling is needed since the very beginning stage oftraining. Any IMBA Lert Rit trainee must be at ease at very close range and every technique must be possibly applied in close combat.

Imba Lert Rit Curriculum

After years of trials and error process, a coherent Curriculum for IMBA Lert Rit, sometimes called Muay Boran’s hard core system, is now being used in all member academies. The present curriculum has progressively switched from a purely military perspective to a more eclectic version. While keeping the martial spirit of early stages, the techniques and strategies have been elaborated to be more easily learned and practised by civilians, too. All basic elements come from traditional,battle-tested Muay Boran techniques: most of them are very effective applications of Mae Mai-Look Mai Muay Thai Boran and every instructor must have a solid foundation in those techniques before starting to learn Look Mai Muay Lert Rit advanced strategies.
Any Muay Boran instructor interested in becoming a certified IMBA Lert Rit trainer can follow the international workshops held at IMBA academies in Italy, Greece, Mexico and Australia.

  • Level 5freccetta IMBA Lert Rit
  • Bramarjan Marco De Cesaris
  • Level 4
  • Level 3freccetta IMBA Lert Rit
  • 1. Donato Sergio-Roma-ITA
    2. Maria Grazia Vallone- Roma-ITA
    3. Binelli Riccardo-Roma-ITA
    4. Ferrise Giuseppe-Roma-ITA
    5. Palmieri Imma-ITA
    6. Marchione Roberto-Roma- ITA
    7. Ciricillo Elizabeth-Campobasso-ITA
    8. Torzi Francesco-Campobasso-ITA
    9. Paolucci Nicola-Fossacesia-ITA
    10.Silvio La Ratta-Calabria-ITA
  • Level 2freccetta IMBA Lert Rit
  • 1. Busnelli Roberto-Bologna-ITA
    2. Nicolas Courtial-Australia
    3. Tony Sansaro-Fiumicino-ITA
    4. Gustavo Perez H. – Mexico City – MEX
    5. Laurent Dobler – Lousanne – Switzerland
    6. Minieri Antonio-Roma-ITA
    7. Di Ienno Davide-Fossacesia-ITA
    8. Emanuele Sawada-Perugia-ITA
    9. Aldo Cosimi-Roma-ITA
    10. Giuseppe Cecchini-San Cesareo-ITA
    11. Ciro Crauso-Avellino-ITA
    12. Michele D’avino-Avellino-ITA
    13. Sandro Farati-Firenze-ITA
    14. Frattini Roberto-Napoli-ITA
  • Level 1freccetta IMBA Lert Rit
  • 1. Arrizza Nicola – Chieti – ITA
    2. Queirolo Luigi – Pesaro – ITA
    3. Vollero Salvatore-Napoli-ITA
    4. Lepre Giovanni-Napoli-ITA
    5. Giacomo Gherardi – Roma – ITA
    6. Cecere Mauro-Policoro-ITA
    7.Francesco Maria Graziano-Roma-ITA
    8.Giorgio Cornacchia-Colleferro-ITA
    9.Francesco Caricato-Roma-ITA
    10. Samu Majander – Tampere – FIN
    11. Theodoros Gkitsas – Athens – Greece
    12. Tountas Alexandros – Athens – Greece
    13. Florakis Spyros – Athens – Greece
    14.Sergio Bovio-Roma-ITA
    15.Emanuele Cecchini-San Cesareo-ITA
    16.Massimo Antonelli-Roma-ITA
    17.Edoardo Sirignano-Nola-ITA
    18.Claudio Cipriani-Spoleto-ITA
    19.Davide Vender-Roma-ITA
    20.Juan Carlos Duran-Colombia
    21.Thiago Apache-Brasile
    22.Gustavo Kenji Perez Ferretiz-Mexico
    23.Francisco Javier Ramos Mejìa-Mexico
    24.Ramòn Lara Toledo-Mexico
    25.Josè Antonio Esparza Hernandez-Mexico
    26.Jesus Castillo Gonzàlez-Mexico
    27.Francisco Toledo Enrìquez-Mexico
    28.Ricardo Tienda Bustamante-Mexico
    29.Carlos Antonio Padilla Pizano-Mexico
    30.Eduardo Gabriel Solano Martell-Mexico
    31.Maritza Gamboa Bejarano-Colombia
  • Traineefreccetta IMBA Lert Rit
  • 1. Peter Marker – Germany

Western bare-knuckle boxing (Muay Sakon Boran)

Bare-knuckle boxing is the classic form of western boxing (in thai language, Muay Sakon Boran), closely related to ancient fisticuff. Our analysis focuses on bare knuckle boxing’s modern era; starting in the 18th century when the first famous Masters of the “Sweet Science of Self Defence” begun to write manuals and to teach in Academies on a regular basis. A Muay Lert Rit fighter can gather a whole lot of technical information from an indeep study of the ancient way of bare knuckle combat developed in Europe and more recently in the United States of America. Each bare knuckler had to be ready to fight opponents of all sizes, with no time limits and with a very very little set of rules to protect him from phisical damages (no kicking a downed opponent, no hits below the belt line, no biting, no gouging). No protective gear was allowed and boxers’ hands had to be trained to resist the terrible stress derived from hitting full force the muscles and bones of a trained opponent. Moreover, from a technical perspective, bare knuckle fighting was actually a wise combination of boxing and wrestling: throws, strangles and locks were commonly employed by all fighters who mixed grappling and striking with great ability. We all have a lot to learn from those ancient gladiators! The strategies and techniques of that classic form of boxing as a whole represent one of the last systems of weaponless western fighting, and for modern practitioners has the same great combative value as Eastern Martial Arts.